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How to Create Social Media Presence: A Short Guide for Startups and Entrepreneurs

It’s no secret that social media has completely changed the way consumers search for and purchase stuff. And if you’re a startup or an entrepreneur, you probably already know that having a solid social media presence is a key to success. Here is a short guide to help you create a community of loyal followers […]

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What Makes an Entrepreneur?

Who do you think of when you think of a successful entrepreneur? Tech giant Steve Jobs or flamboyant Sir Richard Branson? Most people have the wrong idea about entrepreneurs. They believe that entrepreneurs are all Type-A, larger-than-life, rule-breaking mavericks. But many successful entrepreneurs are behind-the-scenes introverts that know how to play the game rather than […]

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Oksana Tashakova

The Entrepreneur in You

Personal Branding Expert Oksana Tashakova Oksana Tashakova is a professional coach, personal branding expert and entrepreneurial educator. Founder of Wealth Dynamics Unlimited and the From Employee to Entrepreneur Program, Oksana Tashakova authors The Entrepreneur in You column in Khaleej Weekend. Oksana Tashakova Says: “Everyone is an Entrepreneur” Khaleej Times: Entrepreneurship is a hot topic right […]

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Entrepreneurship 101: Why Businesses Fail: Bad Metrics

What do you track in your business? Sales? Traffic? Or the real impact of your marketing strategy? Because that’s measuring what matters. In this excerpt from “Sales Strategies That Work: How to Thrive Rather than Simply Survive”, I’ll explain what you need to measure to ensure the growth of your business.You can calculate your costs […]

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Communication skills

Listening Quiz

Circle a number from 1 to 10 for each of these questions with 1 being a low score (rarely) and 10 being a high score (usually). How often do you…. Get distracted by inner thoughts that have nothing to do with what the other person is saying? 1….2….3….4….5….6….7….8….9….10 Stop listening because you’re planning on what […]

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Entrepreneur Role Models

Today’s Youth Needs Entrepreneur Role Models

Youth unemployment rates are a source of real concern in the UAE as lack of jobs leads to economic, political and social instability. With the UAE poised to transition to a knowledge economy, it’s important to inspire entrepreneurship as small businesses are the driving force of innovation, economic productivity and job creation. But what will […]

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successful partners

Entrepreneurship: Why Partnering Up is a Good Idea – 2

Cont… I like to think of entrepreneurial strengths as spanning four systems, but there are so many different strength combinations that these systems aren’t always distinct from one another: one person can have strengths that make them suited to one part of one system and one part of another. The four systems I’m referring to […]

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Partnering Up

Entrepreneurship: Why Partnering Up is a Good Idea – 1

If you’re interested in becoming an entrepreneur; it’s a good idea to develop self-awareness in terms of what you’re good at and what you’re not. Your great idea may never amount to anything if you aren’t any good at showcasing your idea, following through on the details or managing the employees you’ll need in order […]

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